Kiva Lending Team: Fight Fistulas
We loan because...
This team was founded after some members were profoundly touched by the documentary - "A Walk to Beautiful" - which can now be viewed at www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCN7HnE-hjk.
The 9 min video "Fistula Pilgrims" tells the story of Telanish, a young girl in Ethiopia who was married at 10, pregnant at 11 and gave birth to a stillborn child at 12. As a result of a long and obstructed labour, she has a fistula and is left incontinent, an outcast from her community: www.youtube.com/watch?v=6K7BLR6MQ0E
"From Despair to Dignity" is a short but powerful 5 minute video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hnBVb1e2m0
Some of our team members have visited the Fistula Hospital in Addis Ababa in Sept 2010. You can find the photos of our trip here: www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1498836905487.2071607.1071085140&type=1&l=37cf97fe75
We make Kiva loans in recognition of the Hamlin Fistula Hospital and its supporters worldwide, which fight to correct a childbirth injury that can leave a young woman incontinent, leaking wastes, scorned and ostracized. A $450 surgical repair usually solves the problem and restores their lives. For more information, please check out the pages of the different global partners and donors of the Hamlin Fistula Hospital:
New Zealand: www.hamlinfistula.org.nz
USA: www.hamlinfistulausa.org; www.fistulafoundation.org
Search the web and do your online shopping through iGive to help us raise more funds for fistula patients: www.iGive.com/fight-fistulas.
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Sountéré1 Group received a loan from Pearl to buy the necessary supplies (thread, poplin, buttons, fasteners) for her sewing business.$1,175 to goLend Now
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Fetu received a loan from Carole to buy materials,design board,paint brush,color paint,stencil,cutting knife etc.$1,325 to goLend Now
1Er Centro Rio Blanco Group received a loan from LenderJ to invest in inventory for her store, including a variety of edible items, as well as personal hygiene and cleaning products.$4,675 to goLend Now
Nurian Marcela received a loan from Carmen Quijada to buy more spices, threads and lamps to continue with her selling business.
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Katti Alexandra received a loan from Carmen Quijada to buy chicken, noodles, spaghetti, milk, bread, eggs and soft drinks.
Andres received a loan from Philippe to buy flour, yeast, salt, eggs, shortening, sesame, and firewood.$150 to goLend Now
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